Another train, third time this year, managed to escape the confines of the rails and plough it's way into the overhead power supply and hamstrung the traffic to and from Amsterdam.
Lucky, and I use the term losely, me uses trains that either go to or come from Amsterdam. The National Railroad has reduced the number of trains from Haarlem to Amsterdam Sloterdijk (a suburb station) to two per hour (rather than six). They also reduced the trains from Sloterdijk to Schiphol from four to two per hour.
Last but not least the reduced trains are time so as the one that arrives at Sloterdijk will arrive five minutes after the one to Schiphol departed...
The return trip is similarly fubrred.
They expect this situation to last at least several more days, so I guess I won't even attempt to go to Amsterdam to see the Tall Ships at Sail 2005.
Sometimes...public transport really sucks...
1985 - Spain/France; 1986 - Alpi Orobico; 1988 - Spanish Meseta; 1989 - Pyrenees; 1991 - Turkey; 1992 - Egypt; 1993 - Eastern USA; 1995 - Syria and Jordan; 1996 - India and Nepal; 1999 - China and Tibet; 2000 - Friesland; 2001 - Mexico and Guatamala; 2002 - York; 2003 - Ardennes; 2004 - Delmarva and Idaho; 2005 - Los Angelos.
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